Balakot Air Strike

Balakot Air Strike: The Indian Air Force early Tuesday morning destroyed a major terror training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan. Several terror trainers and suicide bombers were killed in the attack that lasted just eight minutes. The air strike comes days after 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide car attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. Here's our on-going coverage of the air strike.

Balakot Air Strike News

IAF missile brought down Mi-17 aircraft in Budgam, says probe

A six-month-long Court of Inquiry into the incident found that the Mi-17 V-5 helicopter was hit by a ground-based missile of the Indian Air Force when the chopper was on its way back to Srinagar air base.

One year on, here's how Imran Khan and his promise of 'Naya Pakistan' fared

Imran Khan's biggest headache in the maiden year of his government has been on the economic front. Prices have skyrocketed amid rising inflation while the government has been unable to attract any foreign investment and also failed in creating business opportunities within the country.

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Pakistan suffers over Rs 8 billion in losses due to airspace closure

Addressing a press conference at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) headquarters here, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that the CAA suffered a loss of Rs 8.5 billion because of the airspace restrictions.

Closed since Balakot airstrike, Pakistan reopens airspace after five months, sigh of relief in India

Flights will return to normal routes, cut down on time and crew: Air India

Explained: Pakistan re-opens airspace; how this will impact Indian airlines

Pakistan reopens its airspace: Indian carriers together lost over Rs 550 crore due to the restrictions that had resulted in longer flight times and higher fuel burns. A chunk of this was for flag carrier Air India, which lost Rs 491 crore till July 2.

Pakistan will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from forward airbases: Official

Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot following the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.

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What is MiG21 Bison, the fighter jet Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying?

The back-bone of the Indian Air Force, a MiG-21 Bison was shot down by the Pakistan Army on February 27. IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying this aircraft.

Pakistan airspace closure: Indian airlines incur Rs 550 crore loss

The restrictions have not only led in longer flight times for passengers but also in higher fuel expenses and operational difficulties for the airlines.

Pakistan shutting its airspace is their problem, India never stopped flight operations: Air Force chief

"They (Pakistan) have closed their airspace that is their problem. Our economy is vibrant and air traffic is a very important part. You have noticed that the Air Force has never stopped our civil air traffic," Dhanoa said.

Pakistan extends airspace ban along its eastern border with India till June 28

Pakistan had fully shut its airspace in February after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. The country opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27.

Balakot Air Strike Photos

IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival

India rejects Pakistan’s F-16 denial, shows proof: See photos

AMRAAM missiles allow a fighter pilot to target an enemy aircraft that is beyond visual range, in day or night, and in all weather conditions.

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